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I've just purchased a Sony Vaio running XP Pro w/bluetooth. Have T68 and GPRS. Would like to set them up to surf the net via iStream. Can anyone post definitive instructions on how to set this all up?
I've checked that out already, unfortunately, there is no option to select for bluetooth. I guess they're unaware that the T68 has that capability. They only offer config for data cable or IrDa.
First of all, install the Ericsson Bluetooth modem (usually on COM 7). You have to do it manually, selecting from the list.
2. Pair the phone with the laptop;
3. Create a new dial-up connection, using the Ericsson Bluetooth modem. No user name or password if you use GPRS. In this case the number to dial is *99***2# (2 or 1, depends on how you have the data accounts set up on your phone);
4. Open the Bluetooth connection between your laptop and your phone, making sure you enable DUN;
I'm sure you know this (or may just have more funds than I do) but surfing on your laptop will eat up your iStream allotment VERY quickly. So just make sure you monitor how much data you're using.
As a favor, would you try Yahoo! Messenger and/or AIM on your laptop while connected to iStream? I'm thinking 'bout a Bluetooth card for my laptop and would like to IM while connected to iStream. Could you just tell me if Yahoo! Messenger and/or AIM work?
With the help of an IT guy at my company and the UK based VoiceStream tech support team, I actually got this working today! It was quite exciting. I learned a few things along the way. The difference between internet2.voicestream.com and internet3.voicestream.com is that internet3 gives you a static IP address which enables you to connect directly to a corporate VPN to access email directly without having to go to the web. The number you dial for GPRS must end with the number of the server you're connecting to - 2 for internet2 or 3 for internet3. The new Sony Vaio with Bluetooth (available only in the UK by the way, U.S. version does not have bluetooth - so I ordered it from a place in the U.K. ) has its own bluetooth software package which runs very well. Once you get it configured correctly, set the com port (I used com4), put in the GPRS "phone" number, etc. it actually works. The connection seems pretty slow. The computer said I was connected at 115K which seems impossible. Felt more like about 30K. Also, if you turn off the phone or the computer, you must re-pair the devices, not too hard. Anyway, I'll try out the IM for you next week if I get a chance. I left the computer (all 2.75 pounds of it) in the office!
Thanks... I look forward to seeing how the IM works... I'm goin' outta town in a few weeks and am interested in using IM while on the road...
I'm out of the office (not with the computer) Mon-Wed next week. And now that I see you're a Bama fan, I'm not sure I can share this info with you.
To be honest I've always liked Florida, I really like Spurrier (he's not there now though, as you know)... Might help that we've beaten y'all the last two times in football and of course beating y'all in basketball was pretty nice too....
and it works fine. I signed on to iStream from the laptop, connecting via bluetooth and GPRS. I opened IM and started messaging with myself. It was pretty fast, almost instant. Now I don't know if its because it was to myself, but I don't think that should make a difference. So, if you want this application to work on your laptop, you're golden. I saw your other post about doing via a PDA, can't help you with that one.
Thanks for the reply....
As far as IMing on the PDA goes, all is good now (at least on the AOL IM front)... The wind musta been blowing the wrong way or something, but I connected with NO PROB via Bluetooth, GPRS, and my Palm m515 to AOL IM...
This will get use on my upcoming road trip...
don't you love it when it just starts working and you have no idea how or why? Anyway, glad you have it going.
After 2-3 hours on the phone with tech support (VoiceStream) in the UK, they discovered I have a West Coast SIM card while I live in Texas. He checked the number typed on the SIM card.
This caused so much trouble because the proxy for the West Coast is different than the proxy for Texas and the DNS numbers are slightly different.
When the SIM card area was discovered it only took a few minutes to get on line with my 3970 iPAQ via T68 and VoiceStream.
The techs were VERY helpful and patient with me while setting this up. I am not super technical, but they did not once imply that the problems could possibly be my fault.
I too am having probelms setting up my VoiceStream t-68 to act as a GPRS modem for my laptop. VS tech support claims they do not support bluetooth, so they will not help me.
As far as I can tell, both the laptop and the t-68 seem to recognize the bond between the two.
However, whenever I try to make a DUN connection (after setting up the BT modem manually), my Bluetooth software (AmbiCom Bluetooth Neighborhhod) keeps asking which divoce I want to connect and give me a dialog where I can choose the T-68. Even after choosing the T-68, though I cannot seem to make a connection. (DUN just says connecting).
Is there a User ID and password necessary for signing onto VS GPRS? Or is this a bluetooth hardare/software connection issue?
Any help would be appreciated.
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VS absolutely supports bluetooth. You just need to get to their UK support group. There's an 800# that connects you to them directly. I don't happen to have it at the moment but perhaps someone can post it. I'm not a Windows guy, but was able to get my laptop (a Sony with BT built in) to pair with my T68 and dial out via GPRS. I had to upgrade my iStream server to internet3 (the $39.95/mo. plan). I then had to set something on the phone to correspond with com port on the computer being used to dial out. Also, there's a special "phone number" that has to be set on the computer for dialing out via GPRS. Here's also what I have to do, I have to make sure bluetooth is turned on on the computer and my phone. I then have to make the computer look for the phone (not the other way around). Once they see each other and "pair", I then go to the dial out utility and click dial. Then the phone connects to iStream and I'm on my way (albeit slowly). Wish I could be more technical than this but I'm a Mac guy!